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Seattle Art Museum opening

May 6th, 2007 at 09:40 pm

Free tickets to the grand re-opening of the Seattle Art Museum, as long as you were willing to wait. I went because I had to figure out the museum setting on my camera and had to develop a taste for waiting in line like a tourist.

But I did spend a bit of money. Tickets had a time that you showed back up to get in and I knew I had to hit the bathroom and get a little something to buck me up a bit. So I bought a $3 mocha and a sushi roll for $7.

The ticket line...

The color commentary from the strip club The Lusty Lady across the street (if you are visiting Seattle, its even more of an institution than the Space Needle)

Picture taking was verboten, but with museum setting (no flash), I did enjoy the illicit thrill of snapping two - one from the lobby...

And one from the third floor landing looking back down at the line...

I enjoyed the update to the museum, however the differences in the art in the rooms fluctuated wildly - Islamic in one room, 19th century American the next, Japanese, modern art, African, Korean. Constant surprise. On top of that each of the rooms was branded with the donor's name. It gave the appearance of a gigantic attic under probate where all the heirs taped off their slice and are squabbling, "Mine!"

5 Responses to “Seattle Art Museum opening”

  1. scfr Says:

    She's not kidding about The Lusty Lady, folks!

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    Well, that's how they raised the money, by giving naming rights. It would be nice if everybody with a million to spare wanted to be anonymous, but they usually want their name displayed!

    (I would be anonymous....if I had a million!)Smile

  3. homebody Says:

    Did you go see the Dead Sea Scrolls?? My sister and her husband did and said it was incredible.

  4. baselle Says:

    I missed the Dead Sea Scrolls, but it was a real treat to stand within a foot of a Jackson Pollock and see the globs of paint. And the samurai robe made out of dog tags. I took a picture of that and got busted. Big Grin

  5. homebody Says:

    You rebel you!

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